Eight EPL managers accused of taking bungs

Pino Pagliara, an unlicensed Italian agent who was banned from football for five years for match-fixing in 2005.

Eight current and former Premier League managers stand accused of  receiving "bungs" for player transfers after The London London Telegraph found widespread evidence of corruption in the English game.

Sam Allardyce scandal leaves English soccer at rock bottom

Former England manager Sam Allardyce, centre.

This is the nadir. We have said it before, but this time it really is. Knocked out of Euro 2016 by Iceland, England have lost their new manager after one World Cup qualifier in an episode that points to a familiar systemic failure of governance.

Man City wait on de Bruyne injury news

The Manchester City team check on Kevin de Bruyne.

Manchester City are still waiting to discover the full extent of the injury to midfielder Kevin De Bruyne which saw the Belgian forced off towards the end of the club's Premier League win at Swansea.

A local coach is the key to a revitalised Newcastle Jets

Local touch: Novacastrian Mark Jones has revitalised the Newcastle Jets.

Mark Jones isn't going to get a free ride now that he's coach of Newcastle Jets. But he will get a clear run at making a go of one of the toughest gigs in the A-League because he's a local. If you think that doesn't matter, or shouldn't matter, then you don't know what makes the Novocastrian football community tick.

Kompany sidelined with groin injury

Vincent Kompany.

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has suffered another setback after sustaining a groin injury in the League Cup win at Swansea City, the Premier League club said on Friday.

W-League players pay to play

Melbourne City celebrate their W-League title earlier in the year.

A report has laid bare the woeful pay and conditions for W-League players as expectations ramp up on Football Federation Australia to improve the situation before the new season.

Why football needs players like 'Shack'

Big presence: Peter "Shack" Vukmirovic made 17 appearances for Perth Glory.

Big season coming up for Perth Glory. If last season was about burying the salary cap scandal, this one is about completing the rehabilitation and winning a first A-League championship. Favouritism is a new challenge for a club accustomed to a siege mentality forged by supposed "eastern states bias". Let's see how they respond.